A delicious variety good as ‘finger’ carrots. The blunt-ended roots have an outstanding flavour.
Outdoors, March-July, simply make a ‘drill’ where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil. For ease, secure one end of the tape with a large stone or cane, roll out the tape into the drill and gently pull tight to straighten. Cover tape with fine soil. Allow 30cm (1′) between rows. Keep moist. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. If necessary, thin by harvesting young carrots evenly from the row. Weaker plants can be carefully removed and the small roots used in salads if desired, allowing remainder to grow on. Keep well watered during dry spells, as this will prevent roots from splitting. Harvesting: Harvest alternate carrots, leaving other roots to develop. Remove soil and store in dry sand. Carrots are also ideal for deep freezing.